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08 Jan 2015

English gothic literature

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

English gothic literature is dominated by the sub genres of horror, fiction, and romanticism. On evaluating whether a piece of literature is gothic or not, it requires one to evaluate the presence and meaning of some gothic literature elements. These elements include...

12 Nov 2022

The history of the English language

Speech - 1 pages - Linguistics

Today, the purpose of my conference is to present you the history of the English language and its evolution, and I will conclude with the impacts of this language in the world nowadays. So first of all, English was born circa the fifth century, when The Romans (who spoke Latin) left...

18 Jun 2013

The English renaissance - historical and cultural background

Case study - 7 pages - Literature

In 1485, Henry Tudor won the battle of Bosworth against Richard III, becoming Henry VII, the founder of one of the greatest dynasties of English history. His victory marked the end of the civil war between the noble houses of York and Lancaster known as the War of the Roses (1455-1485). To...

17 Jul 2014

Modernism Alone Can Sustain Man's Interest in Literature

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Literature is an indispensable ingredient of man's education. In other words man cannot totally avoid literature so it cannot make its way into his education. Yet not many are ready to taste the nectar pouring from literary masterpieces. As a matter of fact most literary pieces...

16 Feb 2010

Loss and suffering in Anglo-Saxon literature

Thesis - 10 pages - Literature

Literary historicism is relatively modern concept of literary theory developed in the 1980s through primary exponent Greenblatt . The underlying basis of literary historicism is the study of literary texts in historical context and an attempt to better understand intellectual history through...

05 May 2009

Incorporating multicultural literature

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

“Multicultural education is for everyone regardless of ethnicity, race, language, social class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other differences” (Neito, 2000, 4). For many teachers the idea of incorporating multicultural literature into their everyday...

26 Sep 2007

One Thousand Years of the English Epic

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The epic is arguably the ultimate achievement in literature. Its grand scope and its demands on knowledge and language mastery set it singularly apart from other genres. Authors throughout the history of the written tradition have attempted to master the imposing scale and complexities of...

16 Feb 2010

Issue of instruction through delight in children's literature

Thesis - 7 pages - Educational studies

The literary label of crossover fiction to contemporary children's literature is commonly associated with J K Rowling's “Harry Potter” phenomenon. However, arguably it was Phillip Pullman's “Dark Materials” trilogy that operated as a catalyst for this change in...

12 Oct 2007

The Purpose of Purpose: Aesthetics and the Unity of Context and Form in Third-World Literature

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

All literary texts are both political and aesthetic. Words in and of themselves are innately sensual, inseparable from the emotions they evoke in a reader. They are also political, pieces of language steeped in history and theory. However, writers often plan toward one extreme, selecting their...

10 Sep 2008

A researched investigation on best practices for English Language Learners (ELL)

Essay - 7 pages - Educational studies

ELL students represent a large percentage of the population within schools in the United States. This group of students is actually increasing more than that of English speaking students. (Shore, 2001). This group also has a very high drop out rate, coupled with low ranking grades,...

29 Sep 2010

English legal system: The Sources of English Law

Course material - 87 pages - Constitutional law

The judicial decisions are the first to be found to develop a system. Today, they are still influencing the system as a whole. Judicial decisions have a weight that their continental counter part does not have. In England, under certain requirements, decisions are biding the judge with the...

07 Aug 2012

Defining the intimacy between the work of English poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and William Shakespeare

Course material - 7 pages - Literature

William Shakespeare is a world-renowned poet and playwright who has brought the narrative stories into a different level of genius he so cleverly crafted through the sublime musings he got from his views on the society, love, and the likes. On the other hand, Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a poet...

29 Sep 2010

English as a global language : Past, present and future

Essay - 2 pages - Linguistics

Globalization has ushered in an era of global culture and economy. With this increased internationalization, everyone needs a medium of communication. Intercultural transactions can only take place if a common language is used. The English language has become popular as a common language....

04 Dec 2008

Unity and divergence: The literary philosophy of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in opposition to the English romantics

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

Many of the words used by S.T. Coleridge to express his critical philosophy of literature are familiar. He writes of metaphysics as well as aesthetics, beauty and pleasure, and above all, unity. His definitions of these terms, however popular the terms were, are in many ways remarkably...

13 Jul 2010

The changing English language

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

Over the past 700 years or so, English sentences have shrunk from around 70 words per sentence in circa 1380 to around 20 words in a typical general-internet book today. An analysis of a work each from the respective periods indicates that such change in the linguistic features of the...

14 Jul 2009

The woman suffrage movement in Canada and liberation deferred? The ideas of the English-Canadian Suffragists, 1877-1918: A comparative book review

Book review - 6 pages - Social sciences

In her work entitled The Woman Suffrage Movement in Canada, Catherine Lyle Cleverdon artfully constructs narrative analysis of a social movement that gained little notoriety outside of Canada. This particular study is extremely helpful because of its ability to use existing information about the...

30 Jul 2008

Linguistic adaptation, English instruction, and the second generation Latino immigrant

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Linguistics

Since colonial times, the U.S. has been a nation both divided and united by its ethnic and linguistic diversity. Benjamin Franklin himself regarded the German minority of Pennsylvania as linguistically and racially inferior, yet also printed the first German newspaper in Philadelphia (Baron,...

12 Aug 2008

Multicultural early childhood literature in picture books: Reflections and explorations from the color-blind generation

Essay - 10 pages - Educational studies

Utilizing methods of research, social and historical inquiry, as well as interviews and examination of texts both primary and secondary, the purpose of my senior work project is to interrogate the dominant view(s) of multi-cultural early childhood literature through the lens of...

15 Jan 2009

A comparative account of the French and the English versions of one Beckett's text

Thesis - 8 pages - Literature

Translation is usually studied from another language to ours, in order to consider changes that have to be made. With Samuel Beckett, it is interesting to analyze the process of translation from French, which is not his mother tongue, to English. In fact, Beckett was, in the 50's, one of...

19 Jul 2010

The ancient history and literature of England

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

The Romans, following their usual policy, had destroyed all jealousies among the British tribes, but, at the same time, had destroyed their power of self-defense. When the last Roman garrison was withdrawn in 410, Britain was like a derelict ship. The “Picts” and the “Scots”...

20 Aug 2012

The work of the English poet John Donne

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

During the time of the restoration of King Charles II to the throne of England, new literary figures broke up with tradition and started writing in a new, simpler literary style characterized by simpler literary devices, in order to appeal to all sections of the general public. Their attempt was...

19 Oct 2007

"Holocaust Literature: Humanity Reborn"

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

If Holocaust literature strives to portray the paradoxical (the representation of the unrepresentable, the expression of the inexpressible), maybe it too is a paradox. Confessions of the unspeakable, the unthinkable in written word. And yet it exists, tangible, published. In memoir and...

24 Apr 2008

The American History of Race & Gender in Literature

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Throughout the course of American history, the literature of the nation has served to reflect the social climate of the time in which it was written. Society's values in regards to both race and gender have thus been contextualized in history by American writers. In some cases, American...

25 Jan 2023

Middlemarch, Part 6, Chapter 56 - George Eliot (1871-1872) - How does George Eliot, through a posterior view and a description of fictitious events, manage to present the prejudices of the time on the progress?

Text commentary - 3 pages - Economic politics

In 1919, Virginia Woolf writes, about Eliot's contribution to English literature, that her masterpiece Middlemarch is "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people". Indeed, Eliot's novel is known for its realism and its psychological insights on its...

12 Dec 2007

Football, Mead-Halls, and Bards: Perpetuated Gender Roles from Anglo-Saxon Literature

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

In modern times, men and women in America are divided by their stereotypical gender roles. Women are inferior to men; they are interested in domestic issues and should make the men in their lives happy. Men are chauvinists; they enjoy “nights with the guys” and feel a stronger...

22 Oct 2014

Literature review-Cruel and unusual punishments in the United States

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

The subject of “cruel and unusual punishments” has been an issue of contention in the American States. The case of Cornealious Anderson brought the topic in the public media after a recent court case that sought to jail him for thirteen years after a decade from the time of committing a...

16 Dec 2022

Great Expectations, chapter 39 - Charles Dickens (1860) - Reading comprehension

Book review - 2 pages - Linguistics

In this extract, we find out that the convict is Pip's patron! Pip is shocked and sad, because it means all his dreams for Estella are dashed to pieces. The language used by Dickens contributes to Pip's downfall; Magwitch slowly but surely unveils the whole story to Pip, using formal...

25 Apr 2008

Courtly Romances: Literature or Theatre?

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Literature

The definitions of theatre and, less specifically, performance, have been in constant flux since theorists set about trying to create them. Oscar Brockett, in his History of the Theatre, opens his text with the statement that “performative elements are present in every society, no matter...

11 Mar 2023

West African Anglophone Literary Productions

Course material - 21 pages - Literature

By and large, the objective of this course is to get students in the humanities to cast a meaningful glance at the landscape of the aesthetico-social and political realities which have affected the continent, ever since slavery days through colonization up to the contemporary stage, in the prism...

12 Nov 2009

The Irish literature

Thesis - 9 pages - Literature

Who is Irish, who are the Irish, what makes an Irish writer Irish? Why does he/she have to be Irish, follow and become part of some tradition, this question of who/what is Irish runs parallel to whom and what is ‘I'? I can stand for identity in that it is I the writer (a writer, not this...